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2017 PDL Preview: Mid South Division

04/21/2017, 11:45am EDT
By AARON CRANFORD - aaron.cranford@uslsoccer.com

OKC Energy U23, Mississippi Brilla FC among six clubs vying for 2017 Mid South title

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A total of six teams, including four Texas-based expansion franchises, will compete in the Premier Development League's Mid South Division in 2017.

The OKC Energy U23, who will embark on their second PDL campaign this year, return to the division as reigning champions. While Texas UnitedBrazos Valley Cavalry F.C.FC Cleburne and Houston FC are set to kick off their inaugural PDL campaigns, Mississippi Brilla FC will kick off its 11th campaign in the league.

Brilla FC, which has won four PDL division titles, has helped multiple players progress to the professional ranks, including Colorado Rapids defender and Uganda international Michael Azira.

Mid South Division Breakdown:


Head Coach: James Clarkson
Location: Bryan, TX
Home Field: Nutrabolt Stadium
First PDL Season: 2017
PDL Playoffs Appearances: N/A
PDL Titles: N/A


Head Coach: Paul Davenport
Location: Cleburne, TX
Home Field: The Depot
First PDL Season: 2017
PDL Playoffs Appearances: N/A
PDL Titles: N/A


Head Coach: Bruce Talbot
Location: Houston, TX
Home Field: Holloway Field at Rice University
First PDL Season: 2017
PDL Playoffs Appearances: N/A
PDL Titles: N/A


Head Coach: Mark McKeever
Location: Clinton, MS
Home Field: Clinton High School
First PDL Season: 2007
PDL Playoffs Appearances: 2009-11, 2015
PDL Titles: Mid South Division Champions (2015), Southeast Division Champions (2009-11)
Notable Alums: Michael Azira (Colorado Rapids), Alec Kann (Atlanta United FC), Billy Forbes (San Antonio FC), Kharlton Belmar (Swope Park Rangers), Oscar Jimenez (Louisville City FC)


Head Coach: Chris Spendlove
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Home Field: Taft Stadium
First PDL Season: 2016
PDL Playoffs Appearances: 2016
PDL Titles: Mid South Division Champions (2016)
Notable Alums: Kyle Morton (Rochester Rhinos)


Head Coach: Ryan Higginbotham
Location: Grand Prairie, TX
Home Field: AirHogs Stadium
First PDL Season: 2017
PDL Playoffs Appearances: N/A
PDL Titles: N/A



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